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22 Jun - 3 Jul 2017.
Dry, bright and sunny with little cloud. Cool wind and pleasant temperatures along the coast, rising to a very hot 45°C inland.
Central California: Campbell mud flats, Baylands Reserve, Pigeon Point, Lodi Water Treatment Area and Del Valle Park.
Southeast Arizona: Nogales, California Gulch, Ruby, Mount Lemmon, Miller's Creek Trail, Greaterville Trail, Ash Canyon and Buckeye.
Northern California: Sierra Nevada and Sierra Valley.

With, in parts, Ken Petersen, Lee Hung and Mike Danzenbaker. Making use of a stopover in the USA, en route to Peru, the aim with the assistance of friends in California, was to target some holes in the California and Arizona list remaining from previous trips of many moons ago.

Itinerary

21 Jun. Took Cathay Pacific from Chiang Mai, via Hong Kong, to San Francisco. A long flight, but as crossing the date line, arrived only four hours later at 22:30. In contrast to Los Angeles, the airport at San Francisco is pleasant, and immigration and customs a breeze. Overnight close to the airport, but the 10 hour time change made for a turmoiled sleep.

22 Jun. Made use of the included breakfast before meeting up with Ken at 07:30, after which, as low tide, we headed straight to the mud flats close by San Francisco airport, hoping for Ridgway's Rail. No such luck however, though a number of breeding plumaged Willet and Long-billed Curlew were present. Moved on to Baylands Reserve near Palo Alto to find the tide still low enough for generous areas of mud to be viewable. A brief glimpse of a disappearing Ridgway's Rail by Ken wasn't the greatest start, especially as by 10:00 the tide returned to cover any remaining mud.

Next we headed south along coastal Highway 1, stopping to scan the ocean at various spots. Our target was Marbled Murrelet, that although breeding inland here, are never common, so it look several hours of scanning before we finally obtained reasonable views of a few flying by. Other species recorded in the process were Peregrine Falcon, Pigeon Guillemot, Black Oystercatcher, Common Murre and Caspian Tern. After a celebratory smoked chicken and beer dinner we moved inland to try for night birds, though had to endure a long wait till 21:00 for dusk at this time of year. Success in the form of a pair of Northern Saw-whet Owl, although trying to see them perched proved impossible. A late arrival at 23:30 at Campbell, with an overnight there.

23 Jun. A longish, two hour, drive to Lodi Water Treatment area where already becoming warm on arrival. A two kilometre walk in, followed by an hour on our knees trying to obtain views of a calling Black Rail - one of the highly sought after species on the list. Despite the bird being barely two metres away it took that long to actually see it. An ultimate skulker! Also in the area, Swainson's Hawk, Marsh Wren and American Goldfinch. With the midday temperatures hovering around 44°C, we spent the afternoon along Del Puerto Canyon in search of Northern Pygmy Owl and Lewis's Woodpecker. Despite a good stake out for the owl we failed to connect, probably on account of the excessive heat. Similarly the woodpecker gave us grief, and not found. Back to Campbell where we tried another spot for Northern Saw-whet Owl, but not even heard. Another late return to Campbell.

24 Jun. An excellent start to the day with a repeat visit to Baylands Reserve. This time, early morning, two Ridgway's Rail were out feeding. We then moved inland to Del Valle Park due to recent reports of Clark's Grebe. This also proved very successful with a single bird within the numerous Western Grebe present. The remainder of the day spent in another hot, fruitless search for Lewis's Woodpecker. Highlight of the afternoon was a couple of Bobcat and Cooper's Hawk. Late afternoon back to San Francisco to overnight with Mike and Lee.

Nuttall's Woodpecker
Nuttall's Woodpecker

Black Oystercatcher
Black Oystercatcher

Southern Alligator Lizard
Southern Alligator Lizard

Clark's Grebe
Clark's Grebe

25 Jun. Kindly dropped off at San Jose airport and took the 12:45 American Airlines flight to Phoenix, where collected a pre-boooked car and headed south to Nogales. Another brutally hot afternoon, but some rain near Nogales provided some welcome relief late in the day. Overnight at Nogales.

26 Jun. With several tough Arizona birds to target, two days spent with local guide Richard Frey of Fun Birding Tours. Picked up by Richard at 05:15 and straight out of town to try the areas toward Ruby and California Gulch. Within the first twenty minutes Montezuma Quail expertly picked up by Richard as we drove some back roads, and followed up soon after Five-striped Sparrow - things were really on a roll.

Montezuma Quail
Montezuma Quail

Red-tailed Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk

As temperatures rose we headed to altitude at the top of Mount Lemmon where another target, Cordilleran Flycatcher, was fairly easily found. However, Virginia's Warbler gave us a good runaround before we finally obtained some decent views.

With still a few hours to spare before dark we tried adjacent mountains for Juniper Titmouse where, despite much effort, not found though again given the heat and conditions not that surprising. Returned to Mount Lemmon at dusk where Mexican Whip-poor-will and Elf Owl seen, but no trace of the desired Flammulated Owl. Back to Nogales around midnight.

Swainson's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk

Elf Owl
Elf Owl

27 Jun. A very short night, as we again left at 05:15, for a day dedicated to the pursuit of Juniper Titmouse. Despite a huge effort in the mountains east of Tucson, including walking the Miller Creek Trail in blistering heat, this bird gave us the slip. Mid afternoon we explored a new area, with extensive Juniper forest, along the Greaterville Trail, but still not found. Returned to Nogales. Still, a very successful two days, with the much desired Montezuma Quail heading the list.

Curve-billed Thrasher
Curve-billed Thrasher

28 Jun. A day earmarked for Lucifer Hummingbird at Ash Canyon. Unfortunately, as a Wednesday, Ash Canyon not open till noon, so early morning was able to catch up on notes and photo processing. A 90 minute drive to Ash Canyon where spent the afternoon at the feeders. very strong sunlight in the middle of the day hardly made for decent photographic conditions, but a good number of species present included Black-chinned Hummingbird, Costa's Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird, Greater Roadrunner, Curve-billed Thrasher, Mexican Jay, Black-headed Grosbeak and Blue Grosbeak.

Finally after 18:00 the first Lucifer Sheartail appeared, with probably two different males visiting. After dark, a four hour drive to Buckeye, west of Phoenix where checked into a motel near the Interstate.

29 Jun. Another short night, followed with a 30 minute drive at dawn to a Le Conte's Thrasher site west of Buckeye. Pretty warm already at sunrise, so good to arrive early. A two hour walk finally produced a single Le Conte's Thrasher, as well as several Bendire's Thrasher. Drove to Phoenix airport, returned car and flight back to San Jose.

30 Jun. Left San Francisco with Mike and Lee, for the five hour drive to the Sierra Nevada, arriving late afternoon to cool temperatures, but searing sun at altitude. We started in the Sierraville area, hunting for Lewis's Woodpecker, that was spectacularly successful, running into a least three birds in our first hour of searching. Continued with a drive toward Yuba Pass, with two additional targets en route - Black-billed Magpie and Sage Thrasher as well as several Evening Grosbeak. By early evening we arrived at Bassetts and checked into the only accommodation.

Lewis's Woodpecker
Lewis's Woodpecker

1 Jul. With an altitude around 1,800 metres, a pleasant, cool, early start at Yuba Pass where we obtained better views of Evening Grosbeak and Cassin's Finch. Then spent several hours driving dirt roads in search of Mountain Quail but only a single bird calling. Other species encountered included Hermit Warbler, Western Tanager, Steller's Jay, Nashville Warbler and Audubon's Warbler.

We then headed to one of the many campsites where Black-backed Woodpecker had been reported recently. Amazingly we lucked upon a likely nest hole, and after a 40 minute wait were rewarded with a female Black-backed Woodpecker appearing to feed young. In the next hour this bird made repeated visits, but not the male. A mid afternoon siesta, then out again, descending into the valley between the ranges. This provided a wide range of species, as well as the excellent light some great photo opportunities. The pick of the bunch probably going to Sandhill Crane, Horned Lark, Yellow-headed Blackbird and Brewer's Sparrow. On the return drive several Common Nighthawk along the road.

2 Jul. Left just after dawn and drove north for around an hour to try several spots, in the middle of nowhere, for Juniper Titmouse and Sagebrush Sparrow. Despite good looking habitat and a whole heap of Black-tailed Jackrabbit, no luck at our first sparrow spot. A further 20 minute drive located even better habitat where, after an hour walking around, a single Sagebrush Sparrow, in addition to several Lark Sparrow and a single Loggerhead Shrike found. At our third stop, we hadn't been out of the vehicle three minutes before a group of at least six Juniper Titmouse discovered. What a contrast to the day of slogging in Arizona, and a welcome addition to the list. Returned through the sierra valley, with several Black-billed Magpie. Late afternoon we again revisited the wetter areas of the valley as yesterday afternoon, with several additional species; American Bittern, Virginia Rail, American Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl and Vesper Sparrow.

3 Jul. A final try for Mountain Quail on various back roads, but again only one distant bird heard. A five hour return drive to San Francisco, in order to prepare for our Peru departure.

Sincere thanks to the Ken, Lee, Mike and Richard for their time and effort in making this trip so enjoyable and successful.

Black-backed Woodpecker
Black-backed Woodpecker

American Cliff Swallow
American Cliff Swallow

Western Tanager
Western Tanager

Galleries

Bird images from this, and other, birding trips here.

Species List

  Central California   Count
  Canada Goose Branta canadensis 4
  Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 20
  California Quail Callipepla californica 10
  Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo 25
  Pacific Loon Gavia pacifica 2
  Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis 8
  Clark's Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii 1
  Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 2
  Great Blue Heron Ardea herodias 2
  Snowy Egret Egretta thula 2
  Brandt's Cormorant Phalacrocorax penicillatus 100
  Pelagic Cormorant Phalacrocorax pelagicus 5
  Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 20
  White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus 1
  Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii 2
  Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus 1
  Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni 2
  Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 5
  Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis 1
  Ridgway's Rail Rallus obsoletus 2
  American Coot Fulica americana 2
  Black Oystercatcher Haematopus bachmani 6
  Killdeer Charadrius vociferus 2
  Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus 2
  Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca 1
  Willet Tringa semipalmata 20
  Heermann's Gull Larus heermanni 2
  California Gull Larus californicus 10
  Western Gull Larus occidentalis 20
  Caspian Tern Hydroprogne caspia 10
  Common Murre Uria aalge 10
  Pigeon Guillemot Cepphus columba 20
  Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus 5
  Rock Dove Columba livia 20
  Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata 2
  Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 6
  Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 10
  Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus h
  Northern Saw-whet Owl Aegolius acadicus 2
  Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna 4
  Belted Kingfisher Megaceryle alcyon 1
  Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus 20
  Nuttall's Woodpecker Dryobates nuttallii 6
  Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 3
  American Kestrel Falco sparverius 1
  Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus 1
  Pacific-slope Flycatcher Empidonax difficilis 2
  Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus 20
  Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens 4
  Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii 4
  Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 6
  California Scrub Jay Aphelocoma californica 20
  Yellow-billed Magpie Pica nuttalli 4
  American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 20
  Northern Raven Corvus corax 2
  Oak Titmouse Baeolophus inornatus 4
  Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens 2
  Northern Rough-winged Swallow Stelgidopteryx serripennis 10
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 20
  American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 30
  American Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 6
  Marsh Wren Cistothorus stellaris 3
  Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii 2
  Pacific Wren Troglodytes pacificus 2
  White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 4
  Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 2
  Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 40
  Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana 6
  Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus 10
  American Robin Turdus migratorius 2
  House Sparrow Passer domesticus 10
  House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 10
  American Goldfinch Spinus tristis 1
  Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria 10
  Orange-crowned Warbler Leiothlypis celata 1
  Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas h
  Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla 4
  Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta 2
  Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 20
  Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus 10
  Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 1
  Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia 20
  Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 10
  Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus 2
  California Towhee Melozone crissalis 8
  Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea 1
       
  Arizona: Nogales to Mount Lemmon   Count
  Black-bellied Whistling Duck Dendrocygna autumnalis 5
  Gambel's Quail Callipepla gambelii 4
  Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae 2
  Wild Turkey Meleagris gallopavo 8
  Cooper's Hawk Accipiter cooperii 1
  Grey Hawk Buteo plagiatus 5
  Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni 1
  Zone-tailed Hawk Buteo albonotatus 4
  Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 10
  Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata 2
  Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 6
  Common Ground Dove Columbina passerina 2
  Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 10
  White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 5
  Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus 2
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus 2
  Western Screech Owl Megascops kennicottii 4
  Elf Owl Micrathene whitneyi 3
  Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis 3
  Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii h
  Mexican Whip-poor-will Antrostomus arizonae 3
  White-throated Swift Aeronautes saxatalis 1
  Rivoli's Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens 2
  Lucifer Sheartail Calothorax lucifer 2
  Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri 2
  Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae 1
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus 10
  Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis 2
  Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris 2
  Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans 10
  Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus 2
  Cordilleran Flycatcher Empidonax occidentalis 5
  Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus obscurus 12
  Sulphur-bellied Flycatcher Myiodynastes luteiventris 1
  Cassin's Kingbird Tyrannus vociferans 10
  Thick-billed Kingbird Tyrannus crassirostris 2
  Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis 2
  Dusky-capped Flycatcher Myiarchus tuberculifer 4
  Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens 15
  Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii 2
  Hutton's Vireo Vireo huttoni 10
  Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus 5
  Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberi 10
  Woodhouse's Scrub Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii 5
  Northern Raven Corvus corax 10
  Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens 20
  Bridled Titmouse Baeolophus wollweberi 20
  Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli 4
  Verdin Auriparus flaviceps 2
  Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina 6
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 5
  American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 20
  American Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 20
  Rock Wren Salpinctes obsoletus h
  Canyon Wren Catherpes mexicanus h
  Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii 20
  Northern House Wren Troglodytes aedon 4
  Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea 6
  Black-tailed Gnatcatcher Polioptila melanura 4
  White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 4
  Brown Creeper Certhia americana 2
  Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 4
  Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana 3
  Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 2
  American Robin Turdus migratorius 3
  House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 10
  Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria 10
  Pine Siskin Spinus pinus 5
  Orange-crowned Warbler Leiothlypis celata 1
  Lucy's Warbler Leiothlypis luciae 5
  Virginia's Warbler Leiothlypis virginiae 3
  Black-throated Grey Warbler Setophaga nigrescens 2
  Scott's Oriole Icterus parisorum h
  Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus 4
  Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 10
  Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus 2
  Yellow-eyed Junco Junco phaeonotus 4
  Five-striped Sparrow Amphispiza quinquestriata 1
  Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata 10
  Botteri's Sparrow Peucaea botterii 4
  Rufous-crowned Sparrow Aimophila ruficeps 10
  Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus 6
  Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca 3
  Abert's Towhee Melozone aberti h
  Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 4
  Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana 4
  Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus 3
  Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis 6
  Pyrrhuloxia Cardinalis sinuatus 2
  Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea 6
  Varied Bunting Passerina versicolor 10
       
  Arizona: Ash Canyon   Count
  Montezuma Quail Cyrtonyx montezumae 2
  Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 2
  Grey Hawk Buteo plagiatus h
  Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 2
  White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 3
  Greater Roadrunner Geococcyx californianus 1
  Broad-billed Hummingbird Cynanthus latirostris 4
  Black-chinned Hummingbird Archilochus alexandri 2
  Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna 3
  Costa's Hummingbird Calypte costae 1
  Gila Woodpecker Melanerpes uropygialis 2
  Ladder-backed Woodpecker Dryobates scalaris 2
  Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 2
  Mexican Jay Aphelocoma wollweberi 4
  Bridled Titmouse Baeolophus wollweberi 2
  American Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus 5
  Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii 5
  White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis 2
  Northern Mockingbird Mimus polyglottos 2
  Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre 2
  House Finch Haemorhous mexicanus 20
  Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria 2
  Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus 2
  Shiny Cowbird Molothrus bonariensis 2
  Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 6
  Canyon Towhee Melozone fusca 2
  Summer Tanager Piranga rubra 2
  Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus 3
  Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea 4
       
  Arizona: Buckeye   Count
  White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica 3
  Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 2
  Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea 3
  Bendire's Thrasher Toxostoma bendirei 6
  Crissal Thrasher Toxostoma crissale 1
  Le Conte's Thrasher Toxostoma lecontei 1
       
  California: Sierra Nevada   Count
  American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 20
  Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 2
  Common Poorwill Phalaenoptilus nuttallii 1
  Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna 1
  Broad-tailed Hummingbird Selasphorus platycercus 1
  Rufous Hummingbird Selasphorus rufus 1
  Williamson's Sapsucker Sphyrapicus thyroideus 1
  Red-breasted Sapsucker Sphyrapicus ruber 3
  Black-backed Woodpecker Picoides arcticus 2
  Hairy Woodpecker Leuconotopicus villosus h
  Northern Flicker Colaptes auratus 2
  Hammond's Flycatcher Empidonax hammondii 1
  American Dusky Flycatcher Empidonax oberholseri 2
  Cassin's Vireo Vireo cassini 3
  Steller's Jay Cyanocitta stelleri 4
  Violet-green Swallow Tachycineta thalassina 3
  Golden-crowned Kinglet Regulus satrapa 2
  Northern House Wren Troglodytes aedon 2
  Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis 2
  Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus 2
  American Robin Turdus migratorius 2
  Evening Grosbeak Hesperiphona vespertina 20
  Cassin's Finch Haemorhous cassinii 10
  Nashville Warbler Leiothlypis ruficapilla 4
  MacGillivray's Warbler Geothlypis tolmiei h
  Audubon's Warbler Setophaga auduboni 4
  Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis 3
  Wilson's Warbler Cardellina pusilla 3
  Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis 10
  Thick-billed Fox Sparrow Passerella megarhyncha 2
  Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina 2
  Western Tanager Piranga ludoviciana 2
       
  California: Sierra Valley   Count
  Gadwall Mareca strepera 2
  Mallard Anas platyrhynchos 15
  Cinnamon Teal Anas cyanoptera 2
  Northern Shoveler Spatula clypeata 1
  Northern Pintail Anas acuta 10
  Ruddy Duck Oxyura jamaicensis 5
  California Quail Callipepla californica 2
  White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi 40
  American Bittern Botaurus lentiginosus 4
  Black-crowned Night Heron Nycticorax nycticorax 5
  American White Pelican Pelecanus erythrorhynchos 30
  Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura 20
  American Osprey Pandion (haliaetus) carolinensis 1
  Swainson's Hawk Buteo swainsoni 1
  Red-tailed Hawk Buteo jamaicensis 10
  Virginia Rail Rallus limicola 1
  Common Gallinule Gallinula galeata 8
  American Coot Fulica americana 4
  Sandhill Crane Antigone canadensis 140
  Black-necked Stilt Himantopus mexicanus 2
  Wilson's Snipe Gallinago delicata 2
  Wilson's Phalarope Phalaropus tricolor 2
  Eurasian Collared Dove Streptopelia decaocto 2
  Mourning Dove Zenaida macroura 2
  American Barn Owl Tyto furcata 1
  Great Horned Owl Bubo virginianus 2
  Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia 1
  Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 5
  Anna's Hummingbird Calypte anna 2
  Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis 3
  Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus 1
  American Kestrel Falco sparverius 4
  Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi 1
  Western Wood Pewee Contopus sordidulus 4
  Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii 1
  Western Kingbird Tyrannus verticalis 2
  Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus 1
  Warbling Vireo Vireo gilvus h
  Woodhouse's Scrub Jay Aphelocoma woodhouseii 1
  Black-billed Magpie Pica hudsonia 5
  American Crow Corvus brachyrhynchos 4
  Northern Raven Corvus corax 4
  Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli 2
  Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris 30
  Sand Martin Riparia riparia 1
  Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor 2
  Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 10
  American Cliff Swallow Petrochelidon pyrrhonota 200
  Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus 1
  Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris h
  Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus 20
  Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris 20
  Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana 2
  Swainson's Thrush Catharus ustulatus h
  American Robin Turdus migratorius 2
  Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria 2
  Juniper Titmouse Baeolophus ridgwayi 6
  American Yellow Warbler Setophaga aestiva h
  Blue-grey Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea 2
  Yellow-headed Blackbird
Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus 20
  Western Meadowlark Sturnella neglecta 20
  Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus 20
  Brown-headed Cowbird Molothrus ater 10
  Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus 20
  Bullock's Oriole Icterus bullockii 1
  Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis 20
  Brewer's Sparrow Spizella breweri 2
  Vesper Sparrow Pooecetes gramineus 2
  Sagebrush Sparrow Amphispiza nevadensis 1
  Lark Sparrow Chondestes grammacus 2
  Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus 2
  Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus 2
  Black-headed Grosbeak Pheucticus melanocephalus 3
  Lazuli Bunting Passerina amoena 1